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Old 08-13-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Sunny Southern California
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I want to relocate from CA to MT and I own a .38, I was wandering about the gun laws in MT. Do I have to register it in that state or...??

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:54 PM
 
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So I can just bring my gun into MT and I don't have to notify anybody? (Can you tell I have lived in CA all my life?? )
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:00 PM
 
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Ummm...I lived in Montana from birth to about age 23, and I never knew about any gun laws in Montana....

As far as legal questions, though, you'd be best off contacting a police department should you end up moving here and asking them any questions you may have about laws that are different (and there are a lot of them). Saying "I read it was ok on city-data.com" isn't enough in Montana to avoid trouble if you get bad information....

I guess what I'm saying is do your homework. Montana is not highly regulated but they do have laws (sometimes weird ones) and do enforce them.
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:04 PM
 
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Ummm...I lived in Montana from birth to about age 23, and I never knew about any gun laws in Montana....

As far as legal questions, though, you'd be best off contacting a police department should you end up moving here and asking them any questions you may have about laws that are different (and there are a lot of them). Saying "I read it was ok on city-data.com" isn't enough in Montana to avoid trouble if you get bad information....

I guess what I'm saying is do your homework. Montana is not highly regulated but they do have laws (sometimes weird ones) and do enforce them.
I would surely do that, but I was just wondering if there was a standard that the locals knew about, just so I could look up specifics. Thanks again.
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:08 PM
 
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Welcome,
Bring your .38, but please leave California in California.
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:53 PM
 
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Bring your .38, but please leave California in California.
I live in a very rural mountain town in San Diego county. I love country living. The WHOLE point of leaving CA is to leave CA, I can't stand it here anymore. Too many laws, taxes, noses in your business, govt, and on and on. I want a place where you can live and let live. Do you think MT is for me?
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:56 PM
 
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I live in a very rural mountain town in San Diego county. I love country living. The WHOLE point of leaving CA is to leave CA, I can't stand it here anymore. Too many laws, taxes, noses in your business, govt, and on and on. I want a place where you can live and let live. Do you think MT is for me?
No. Southern California is Southern California. The county of San Diego has around 4 times the population of the entire state of Montana! The county land outside San Diego proper has two to three times the entire state. "Very rural" in southern California is a lot different than "very rural" by Montana standards.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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No. Southern California is Southern California. The county of San Diego has around 4 times the population of the entire state of Montana! The county land outside San Diego proper has two to three times the entire state. "Very rural" in southern California is a lot different than "very rural" by Montana standards.
Good, that sounds like exactly what I am looking for! I specifically looked up towns with a population of 1000 or less in MT. My town has population 1600. I am thinking Philipsburg, know about it? What do you think? As far as leaving CA in CA, can't wait to see this f'ed up state in my rear view mirror.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Montana
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I live in a very rural mountain town in San Diego county. I love country living. The WHOLE point of leaving CA is to leave CA, I can't stand it here anymore. Too many laws, taxes, noses in your business, govt, and on and on. I want a place where you can live and let live. Do you think MT is for me?
Where a person lives is what a person (or people) makes it. There are times to seek refuge and times to take control. Maybe a better question about a move is what time is it?
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